Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2001] All ER (D) 187 (Feb)
Court: Queen's Bench Division

Grigson J

Representation Peter Rawls QC (instructed by Krips Harries Hall) for the claimant.
  Charles Flint QC (instructed by Peterson Peters) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 15 February 2001


Disclosure - Statutory bar - Confidential documents - Claimants seeking continuance of freezing order against defendants - Claimants adducing evidence provided by police that defendant failing to fully disclose assets - Defendants resisting application on basis that evidence not admissible - Defendant submitting police obtaining evidence from abroad for purpose of criminal investigation - Whether evidence only admissible in specific criminal investigation - Whether police under duty to keep evidence confidential - s 3(7).

The Case

The was concerned with criminal proceedings. Section3(7) of the 1990 Act was solely binding upon persons governed by that section, namely the prosecuting authorities or the defendant himself.

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